Celeb Field for Maine Benefit Golf Tourney Loaded With New England Athletes
Celebrities from the entertainment, music, and sports worlds will be hitting the links in Maine this summer for what should be one heck of a benefit tournament.
After two successful years of hosting the PGA Korn Ferry Tour, Shamrock Sports & Entertainment announced a celebrity golf tournament to be held starting on June 21, 2023. The event will once again be hosted by the Falmouth Country Club, just a short drive from Portland.
Brian Corcoran from Shamrock has spoken enthusiastically about the upcoming tournament, which includes an amazing charitable benefit for the Barbara Bush Children's Hosptial at Maine Med.
“We are committed to driving significant charitable, community and economic impact to our region,” said Brian Corcoran, Chief Engagement Officer and Founder of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment and Executive Director of Drive Fore Kids. “We are proud to partner with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and have set a goal to raise $100,000 for them through tournament net proceeds and special events throughout the tournament week.”
The total prize purse for the celebrities is $250,00, with the winner bringing home $50,000. That's not a bad chunk of coin for a weekend of work. Plus, is golf really work?
Former University of Maine standout and current Boston Bruin goalie Jeremy Swayman joined Shamrock to help with the latest player announcement. There will be a total of 32 celebrities vying for the crown, including Swayman. However, he is just one of many current and former athletes from New England. In fact, nearly half the field has a connection to the region. It's quite exciting to see. Any Boston sports fan will be blown away with how intimate the setting will be.
But we all know what it's truly about, and that's giving back. Kudos to all the players, sponsors, and folks behind the scenes for putting together such a beautiful event for the Barabra Bush Children's Hospital.
Take a look below to see a closer look at those playing with a connection to New England. It's going to be exciting to see so many stars up close and on the course. This is an event you won't want to miss.